Autumn is a special time of year for landscape painters. Colours can be very rich and the weather atmospheric. This is primarily an outdoor painting course in oils. The tutor will focus on techniques that will help you to make paintings that capture your individual responses to the landscape more fully. And also to deepen and enrich those responses.
You will be working in a range of locations (depending on the weather) which exemplify the beauty of the season. Subjects will include woodland and open views. You will be working on quick one off oils and also one or more sustained paintings. You will also explore ways of structuring paintings so they have a sense of space, light, form and atmosphere. The techniques that you focus on will be those that allow you to work at speed so that you are better able to capture fleeting effects of light.
You will be able to work on paintings in the studio in the evenings and in the event of bad weather. This will give you an opportunity to look at studio based techniques and approaches for taking ideas further. In addition to one-to-one discussion while you are working and whole class talks. The tutor will also paint sometimes so that you can see how he approaches landscape painting.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)